Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Top Ten Pearl Jam Moments of 2021, #1


FOUR!  Four shows in 2021.  That's what you got from Pearl Jam this year.  It's understandable, but we have been pining for live music (especially those of us in the US who have enjoyed an average two Pearl Jam shows a year from 2017 through 2020).

Next year things will change, but in 2021, nothing was more exciting than the three shows Pearl Jam played at Dana Point were easily the highlight of the year.  Festival shows are never a favorite of hardcore fans, but it was our [almost] first chance to hear "Gigaton" songs live.

Having them dig deep with such rarities as "Sweet Lew," "All Night," "Again Today," and "I Got Shit" really brightened everyone's experience, whether you were at the shows or watching fan clips via YouTube.

Will 2022 be the year that Pearl Jam plays a proper US tour?  Add in Europe and an Ed solo album, and we've got a lot to look forward to in just two days.